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good morning. it's wednesday, september 5, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning" from the site of the democratic convention in charlotte. michelle obama tells voters. the president knows what they're going through. >> former president bill clinton takes center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting han. we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic
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national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to flame out in a giant wreck. >> one of the seal team 6 members who flew into osama bin laden's compound is revealing details. >> it was made clear to us this was not an assassination, you will capture him alive if feasible. >> you're in disguise as we do this interview today and i wonder why. >> the enemy has a long memory. >> a gunman opening fire as quebec's newly elected premier was delivering a victory speech. one person was killed. >> a hero cop in south korea
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becoming an internet sensation for a move straight out of an action movie. >> some deputies are stealing the show. >> it has to do with the way they're directing traffic. >> yeah. >> all that. >> >> sorry tom. >> talking to me? >> they must know each other. >> if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. >> i don't care if he's touchy-feely, i don't want phil donahue running the country. >> it screams the words louder than behind me. pumping his fist. >> on "cbs this morning." ♪ thunder road ♪ ♪ thunder road ♪ chris christie, everybody. captioning funded by cbs well come "cbs this morning." the democrats open their national convention on tuesday with a lot of speakers and a lot
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of criticism of the republicans. >> and the speaker who brought down the house was first lady michelle obama. byron pitts was here for that speech last night. good morning, byron. >> good morning norah, good morning charlie. democrats and republicans say she gave a strong speech. no headlines were expected. her job was to energize the base and humanize her husband. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. [ applause ] >> mrs. obama spoke far less about the leader of the free world and more about her husband, father to their two daughters. >> i didn't think that it was possible, but let me tell you today i love my husband even more than i did four years ago, even more than 23 years ago when we first met. >> part of her task was to speak beyond the audience to women at home and middle class america. >> he believes that when you
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work hard and have done well and walk through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. no, you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. >> some of her loudest applause were to her most personal remarks of the evening. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [ applause ] >> as mrs. obama attempted to reintroduce her husband to the nation, her husband and two daughters watched from the white house. earlier in the evening, america met a new face on the national stage. san antonio mayor, julian castro. >> my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, i could hold this microphone. >> mayor castro gave a mixture of the immigrant story and a sizable portion of red meat.
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>> when it comes to getting the middle class back to work, mitt romney says no. when it comes to respecting women's rights, mitt romney says no. when it comes to letting people love who they love and marry who they want to marry, mitt romney says no. >> is the mayor and the first lady accomplished their goals, the task next is to former president bill clinton tonight when he address this is crowd. >> president clinton can speak to white collar, blue collar, north, south, east, west. he has a certain credibility on this issue. >> as for mrs. obama, one more example of her popularity, her speech last night drew something like 28,000 tweets per minute at its peak compared to mitt romney's peak at 14,000. so twice as many. >> wow. incredible. a lot of people watching and tweeting about that on social
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media. byron pitts, thank you so much. chicago mayor rahm emanuel who used to be president obama's chief of staff, told delegates about the challenges they face. >> there was no blueprint or how-to manual for fixing a global financial meltdown, an auto crisis, two wars and a great recession all at the same time. >> mayor emanuel joins us this morning. >> nice to see both of you. >> tell me what you think the democrats have to do, have to do and the message coming out of this convention to win this election? >> you have to talk about the future. and you have to make it a clear choice between the two candidates' vision. >> is that what bill clinton will do tonight sm. >> all of us are setting it up in each way. michelle obama in one way and president clinton. setting out the vision for the future and their vision, their values and how that counts for their own children.
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>> why does president obama need bill clinton to vouch for him? >> it's not so much vouch. i wouldn't put that in that context. i actually think he's going -- my view is probably talk about the similar values, similar policies and similar objectives. >> everybody believes that the battleground of this election is democrats who voted for the president last time and may be -- >> people who voted in 2008 for the president. >> and who are effected. >> who are looking for confidence in another guy to go another direction. you have to convince those people not to leave. >> there's a people in '308 who haven't seen their livelihoods turn around. they're clearly better off in terms of the economy. >> they must have some reason for losing confidence in the president. >> two parts, charlie. one part is their own economic security. that's normal. because they're still struggling.
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going through a huge transition. second is the fact that washington seems more dysfunctional as the day goes on and it's hard to argue with that assessment. >> it's clear that people -- that barack obama may not recapture the magic in 2008, but it seemed like michelle obama was trying to say try and fall back in love with him. what was the point of telling the story that he pulled a coffee table out of the garage and wore a pair of shoes that were too small and the car he picked her up on a date with was rusted and she could see through. >> i can testify that i was a congressman and he was a senator, amy, michelle and i, the president obviously, would go out and that story about the car is true. because i've heard it before. all the stories are true. all of us -- >> was it implicitly a message that mitt romney is a rich guy? >> you could say that. more importantly, i would see more of affirmation of the president in this way. all of us in public life get
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positioned in one way. i think our spouses have a role to humanize and give a context to the person people only see through tv and only see in a professional sense. there's a personal side to them that is revealing of who they are. >> one question i want to get to. you workedith bill clinton, knew him well. you worked for barack obama. >> is this about john f. kennedy? >> no. i'm not going there. >> with mitt romney and paul ryan, it's like a love affair. with bill clinton and barack obama, it's a transaction. is that right? >> look, you have two personal, two former presidents, one former president, president of the united states, they have president clinton wife ran against president obama. this normal -- president clinton is very protective of his wife. took some time to get over. that's not irrational. i know this. i know who president clinton is voting for. >> barack obama? >> a vote for barack obama. he's going to vote for barack
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obama and make the case. >> but this is -- >> never got to new york. >> listen to this. if it's a transaction and what does the big dog get, referring to bill clinton? resurrection, redemption, relevance, the chance to outshine the upstart who outmaneuvered his wife and by extension him in to 08 and a possible ticket back to the oval as a first, first man, on michelle's vegetable garden. >> look, president clinton was just in chicago, held his conference there with his foundation. he's at 69% approval. the highest he's ever been, even when he was president. that's not when what president obama can give him any transaction. he is going to lay the case out of how they're in strategies for the economy and recovering in the economy are the same. i think we'll have great importance for the president and also who we are as a party and
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why that matters to the middle class. one paycheck away from saving for college education for their children and retirement. how we as democrats look out for those people to make sure they have a chance for themselves and children and grandchildren. president clinton has a -- >> the clinton administration. >> same values, same policies, same goals. >> thank you. good to have you here. safe trip back to chicago. >> thanks, charlie. tonight starting at 10:00 eastern, 7:00 pacific, with scott pelley. we have new information this morning about the raid that killed osama bin laden. it comes from the ex-navy seal who wrote a firsthand account of the mission. his book, "no easy day" came out tuesday. officials say it reveals classified information and the legal options are now being considered. the author, who calls himself mark owen, was interviewed in
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disguise by scott pelley. here's part of that interview. >> was the plan to kill osama bin laden or capture him before you went in? >> it was absolutely not a kill-only mission. it was made very clear to us throughout our training for this that, hey, approximate given the opportunity, this is not an assassination. you will capture him alive if feasible. >> that was the preferred thing? >> yes. >> to take him alive if you could sm. >> yeah. we're not there to assassinate somebody. we weren't sent in to murder him. this was hey, kill or capture. >> they would fly from afghanistan in blackhawk helicopters to bin laden's compound in abbottabad pakistan. pakistan didn't know they were coming. the helicopters, flown by the army's 160th special operations aviation regiment through at treetop level on a moonless night to avoid pakistani air defenses. owen showed us on a model that
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we built how they reached the target and prepared to slide down ropes into the compound, but then everything went wrong in owen's chopper. >> all of a sudden, we banked hard 90 degrees. once we went hard 90, it was apparent something was wrong. >> something about the downdraft hitting the complex of walls below caused the heavily loaded helicopter to falter in the air. >> these pilots are the best in the world. you don't get better than these guys. tiply they move in and stick it. it's like parking a car for these guys. it was rough. it was rough ride. so something was obviously going on. tail rotor happened to miss this wall here and then we were kind of sliding and falling out of the sky this way. at this point, i was pretty sure we were definitely going in. >> going to crash? >> yes. >> as the helicopter is going down, what were you thinking? >> this is going to suck.
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hey, wow. >> senior correspondent john miller, former assistant director of national intelligence is with us from new york. >> good morning, charlie. >> we have this controversy out as to whether the pentagon may take any action against the navy seal, former navy seal who calls himself mark owen. would they seriously consider doing that? >> you know, it's complicated because they're caught -- they're damd if they do and damned if they don't, charlie. on the one hand, they don't want to like the big bad government taking a guy could who has a silver star, bronze stars, shot osama bin laden, deployments. on the other hand, they're worried about the -- without any authorization and then nothing happens to him? >> john, i mean the pentagon said yesterday that this is the height of irresponsibility not to have this book checked by their pentagon officials because
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it could endanger lives. isn't this about the pentagon sending a message too, to make sure there aren't other people involved in special operations commands that try and do something similar? >> i think you hit it on the head. yesterday, george little, the pentagon spokesman, says pentagon press secretary said it's quite incredible that someone vested with protecting secre secrets, particularly in sensitive missions didn't think to have this reviewed. george little was the spokesman for the cia who ran this operation over the pentagon over leon panetta. but let's talk about mark owen, the man who calls himself that, the author of the book and scott pelley for the "60 minutes" piece asked him about his disguise and about the book and about why he did it. >> this operation was one. most significant operations in u.s. history. and it's something that i
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believe deserves to be told right and deserves to go in a book and stand for itself. >> you're in disguise as we do this interview today. and i wonder why. >> you know, the focus shouldn't be on me. it should be on the book. i'm not trying to be special or a hero. i'm trying to tell the bigger story. >> but you're in disguise also for your own security. >> absolutely. >> tell me approximate that. what concerns you. >> you know, the enemy has a long memory. >> john, we should make the point that there's nothing in this book that should embarrass the pentagon or special operations, is there? >> no, charlie. that has the government torn. at one point, this is a story they like. it's not just a good story. it's their best story and they want it told. but i think what irked them is the loss of control of who tells
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them how, what form. >> i want to come back to this quickly, though. there's been discussion between you and me and scott pelley based on his interview as to whether this was a capture first and kill if necessary. you seem to still doubt that. >> you know, i think the navy seal who did this interview will tell you, had they go on a capture or kill mission, if they go on a capture mission, they throw somebody in a body bag in the dark of night. if they're sent on a capture or kill mission, usually they leave the bag in the helicopter, charlie. >> john, thank you so much. you can see scott pelley's entire interview this sunday on "60 minutes" on cbs. last night in montreal, an election night rally turned into a frightening scene. a gunman opened fire on a crowd as the new leader of quebec was giving her victory speech. >> she was not hurt and the suspect is in custody. terrell brown looks at how the drama unfolded. >> celebrating her election is quebec's first female premier.
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pauline mars oi's bodyguards rush her off the stage. the gunman set a fire outside before police caught him. one victim died and another critically wounded. a heavy-set man in his 50s, he was wearing a ski mask and bathrobe. he was heard shouting in a mix of english and french. the ang ainge -- they're waking up nlt want to make trouble. it's not clear if he was trying to shoot her, but it could be politically motivated. she's the leader of the separatist. she aimed to secede from canada. the shots were fired after she started spooki speaking in engl. she wanted to assure english speaking citizens their rights would be protected. after the shots were fired, she returned to the stage and calmly asked them to leave peacefully. >> i want to tell you from the
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bottom of my heart, thank you for being there with me tonight. thank you. >> for "cbs this morning," terrell brown, new york. it is now time to show you some of the headlines from around the globe. the boston globe reports on a government effort to make uncontrolled blood pressure more of a public health priority. the nearly 36 million americans don't have their high blood pressure under control, increasing their risk of a heart attack or stroke. in other medical news, "the new york times" says doctors may be giving up on cpr stew soon a an average patient is more likely to survive in the hospital that spent the most time trying to resuscitate them. mark zuckerberg will not sell his shares for at least a year. it's to reassure the investors. zuckerberg plans to give an interview in san francisco at a
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the democrats have an important job in charlotte. building enthusiasm for president obama. this morning, we'll ask democratic senator chuck schumer why he sees the party coming together to support the president and why he calls republican running mate paul ryan a fraud. and is this possible? a top nfl running back who loves poetry, doesn't eat meat and thinks big thoughts? >> not a lot of nfl players tweet about quantum physics. >> a lot of people do. that stuff is interesting. arian foster tells us why he's always pushing boundaries in life and in football on "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by maybelline new york.
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everybody! i don't think i'd do that. >> didn't sound so bad. >> that was new jersey governor chris christie, of course, singing with jimmy fallon last night. you may remember, president obama did a duet with the late night host a few months ago. welcome back everybody to "cbs this morning." i'm with charlie rose and we're not planning any duets. >> we'll practicement. >> tonight the delegates at the national convention will nominate president obama for a second term. democrats are uniting behind the president. he told "the new york times" that the consequences of not winning are becoming clearer. senator schumer joins us. welcome. >> good to be here. no duets for me either. [ laughter ] >> you have said that congressman ryan is a fraud. fraud. >> yeah. his budget is one of the most fraudulent documents i've ever seen. he does try to make an effort to
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cut medicare by dramatically changing it. he takes every nickel of that savings and doesn't use it for deficit reduction. he uses it to reduce taxes on the wealthy further. his whole career has been promoted by these 20 super pac people. and he gained -- >> that doesn't make it a fraud. >> one republican who is willing to reduce the deficit and he doesn't and never has. i mean, you can't give him a halo of this is the guy willing to make the compromises when his budget does nothing to reduce the deficit and it's there in plain view and for months the mainstream media -- >> with all due respect, where is the democrats in the senate budget? >> well, we passed a budget in august of 2011 that republicans voted for. it wasn't called the budget act. it was called part of the --
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next step. we passed it. so we do have a budget and this is sort of -- this is sort of o owe. >> when does your budget balance the budget? >> our budget balances the budget about the same time as ryan's does. >> ryan's doesn't balance it for 50 years. >> until 2040. balances in 2040. >> he creates this halo for himself that he's a budge it reducer. evan attacks us on our -- ryan should be attacked. the fact that in his speech he blatantly told mistruth after mistruth, how can you blame president obama on bowls simpson when he's the number one reno owe he voted for it. we have it now. this is an act of hoots pa. i've never seen this kind of thing. but what i'm sago owe. >> don't both sides deserve blame on that. it is true that ryan voted against the budget but --
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>> he then moved a bowles simpson plan six months later. my point is not that -- everybody is blamed on the budget. we all have to come together in the middle. my point is that the mainstream media, maybe not the two of you, but the mainstream media, not just the hard right, gave ryan this halo. undeserved. >> but the -- >> undeer fd. >> but the president of the united states said to him, i congratulate you for being specific and making a proposal when no one else is making a proposal. remember that? >> the president is trying to be nice. but let me tell you -- >> the halo came in part from the president. >> no, absolutely not. it came from the mainstream media who needed a hard right guy. >> i raise a point about the fraud. let me move on. everybody seems to be at this convention worried about one big thing. how do you make sure that democrats who may be thinking about not being better off, who voted for the president last time, not just democrats, what can this party do to convince
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them if they believe they're not better off, if they're not comfortably convinced that the president has lived up to expectations to vote for someone else? >> two different issues. we are better off. i got this little chart here. here's job losses. >> they have charts about family income and other things. >> charlie, charlie. we lost 600,000 jobs -- january 1, 2009. financial industry teetering on the edge, ready to go under. businesses across new york state can't get loans. our two major auto companies, no one thinks they have a future. 600,000 jobs lost. today, is it great? no. do we need improvement? yes. is it much better than -- gm and chrysler are leading the charge. banks are back on their feet making loans to small businesses. what we have to prove to people, because most people are not interested in the past, we said, he said. we have to prove that we are focused on the middle class.
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we have a plan for that. we believe in helping kids go to college. we believe had -- i just want to say this. the greatest, perhaps the greatest sin of romney-ryan and the republican platform is narrowless. romney has had a rarefied existence. he seems to think, if you help him and people like him, that's going to -- >> one more question. >> let me ask you. >> you were brought up right. i didn't think you would go on for four minutes. >> you knew it. >> democratic conventions, you have -- republican conventions you have party platforms. for the first time you have removed the jerusalem should be israel's capital. mitt romney calls that shameful. why do that? >> look, everyone knows the vast overwhelming number of democratics have been -- that's been my position for a long
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tiemt. this is my tempest in a teapot. >> what's the president's position? >> not the party platform. >> what's the president's position? >> it's not in the platform. >> what's the president's position. >> the president has been for a very strong israel. >> i don't know if he's ever spoken on that. >> don't you? you don't know? you've never asked him to support -- >> i always assumed that the democratic position is that and -- >> how important is this issue to you? >> jerusalem the capital of israel? >> it's been a position i've had for 20 years. >> and you've never had a conversation with the president -- >> the two greatest threats from israel, are missiles from iran. i've had a lot of conversations approximate that. and missiles from hezbollah. if you look at the two great threats to israel, in president is the best president we've had. iran and hezbollah. >> will he receive much of the jewish vote in america as he did
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in 2008? >> i believe he will. everyone -- when i ran against da mat owe, everyone said i wouldn't get the vote. the vast majority vote on -- >> romney is closer to the prime minister of israel than the president is what's said? >> i don't know if that's true or not. >> thank you, senator. >> thank for being here. >> pro football star may not bring to mind, arian foster is not like his teammates. we'll have his story as the nfl season kicks off. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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he spoke candidly about his goals and what he thinks his new diet can do. >> there's foster running to the riemt. >> for a player undrafted and unwanted out of college, magazine cover stories like this seem almost impossible. >> sporting news calls you the most interesting man in the nfl. were people saying that in tennessee as well? >> no. when you're not successful, they call you weird, they call you arrogant. if you have success, it's like you're abstract, you're interesting. >> calling foster interesting is an understatement. >> he's a part-time poet, philosopher and aspiring quantum physicist. three years ago he was just unemployed. >> draft night 2009. you're sitting there and watching seven round go by and you're drafted. you're thinking what? >> initially, i thought my
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career was over. i thought i'm done playing football. because i didn't know much about undrafted free agents. i thought everybody got drafted. that's how you got into the nfl. >> foster an albuquerque native, hooked on with the houston texans practice squad and slogged through his first season mostly riding the bench. then in 2010, a stunner. in the season's first game, he replaced the team's starting running back and exploded. he went on to lead the league in rushing that season and he's hardly looked back. topping off every touchdown with his typical namaste bow. >> i chase history. i want to be the best me that i can be. >> that's -- >> yeah. if you're playing a game and not trying to be the best, i don't know why you're playing. >> foster running to his left -- >> as a young kid i was always questioning why.
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>> you were a trouble maker? >> i wouldn't -- i would push boundaries all the time in every aspect of my life. >> you still do. >> yeah. i try to. >> you're tweeting about quantum physi physi physics. not a lot of nfl players tweet about that. >> a lot of people do. that stuff is bg. >> you find it fascinating. >> i don't see how it's not. >> foster had another surprise this summer. getting rid of all animal -- he became vegan. >> i think steak and eggs and burgers. >> absolutely. >> you're kale and rice. >> i just kind of felt hike it was the most healthy option for me. >> you've taken some flack for it. >> absolutely. >> what do you think of that? >> i think it's funny.
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nobody cared what i was eating last year. now everybody is interested. >> foster, who married his college sweetheart last year, they have a daughter together, was mocked for posting a picture of his injured hamstring. he believes the new diet improves his body's ability to recover. >> running backs do not have long careers. there's a narrow window there. do you think about that? >> no. because there's running backs that do and running backs that don't. statistically speaking, the average of running backs isn't -- i've never considered myself average. i throw that to the wayside. >> how long do you want to play football? >> until i'm satisfied. >> what does that mean? >> i'll tell you when i get there. >> foster signed a $44 million deal in the off season his texans take on the dolphins in
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week one. charlie, norah? >> jeff, interesting guy. great interview. cbs sports coverage of the nfl's opening weekend begins sunday with the nfl today at noon eastern time at 9:00 a.m. pacific here on cbs. it has been four years since barack obama battled hillary clinton for the democratic presidential nomination. these days the president and secretary of state get along just fine. we'll show you how bill clinton
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they opened the democratic convention tonight and first lady michelle obama, lovely woman, was on the program last night and she addressed the convention crowd and the crowd loved her. i wonder what that's like. >> i think dave knows what that's like. we'll have more on charlotte and the convention. welcome back to cbs this morning. i'm gayle king. staying thin is a challenge for many women and after menopause it gets even harder. this morning we'll show you four things to do to keep off the extra pound. let's go back to charlie rose and norah o'donnell at the democratic convention. good morning, you two. i really enjoyed that interview
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with senator schumer. i am getting a lot of e-mails. >> what are they saying? >> his seat was on fire. i looked in the monitor after the interview, he's shaking hands, drinking coffee. it seemed to end okay. all fair questions. >> we're both looking forward to getting back to new york to see you. >> i'll be here. >> there is much anticipation here for tonight's featured speaker former president bill clinton. he was a reluctant supporter of president obama. bill plante is here to explain how the one-time rivals forged a political alliance. >> as bill clinton would say, it's a big deal. a big, big deal. a prime speaking spot. the one usually reserved for a vice president. the reason is, 12 years after he left office at a time of prosperity and abundant surplus, the obama campaign wants mr. clinton to remind voters of the good times when a democrat was
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in the white house. >> this is the last time bill clinton spoke to his party convention in 2008. >> like hillary, i want all of you who supported her to vote for barack obama in november. >> it wasn't always that way. there was no love lost between bill clinton and barack obama when hillary clinton was running for the democratic nomination in 2008. >> when is the last time we elected a president based on one year of service in the senate before he started running. >> the relationship has improved, not least because hillary clinton, now retiring as secretary of state, may want to run for president in 2016. bill clinton has even made what many believe to be the most effective ad so far this season for barack obama. >> this election to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. >> even so, there have been times recently when clinton has slipped off script with a complimentary reference to mitt romney. >> a man who has been governor and had a sterling business
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career crosses the qualification threshold. >> but never mind the occasional misstatement, bill clinton's popularity with democrats is so great that he's the man they've chosen to take the republicans to the wood shed. >> bill clinton knows the name virtually of 70% of the people in that room. i'm not kidding you. he knows the name and not only that, he knows what they do for a living. he may even know their dog's name. >> ed randell, former pennsylvania governor and democratic chair, says that bill clinton is in a unique position to help the president counter the major republican attacks on his record. >> here's bill clinton telling the american people, don't believe that welfare stuff. i wrote it to work. barack obama has strengthened it, not weakened it. don't believe that medicare stuff. all he did is take $718 billion away from insurance companies and hospitals. >> can he do it in the amount of time they've given him? >> i would bet a lot of money that he exceeds his time limit.
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>> that is the challenge. an ap reporter did the math on bill clinton's speeches. here's what he found. since 1988 the first time he spoke at a convention, the former president spent a total of 3 hours and 56 minutes speaking at democratic conventions. we'll see how much he adds to that tonight. >> only he knows. >> i was wondering how much he's gone over his time limit, right? >> also here this morning, major garrett, white house correspondent. this is an interesting time. these two -- the former president an the president. >> absolutely. >> who needs each other the most? >> unquestionably, president obama needs bill clinton. he needs him to ratify the difficult times that we've gone through, put them in some sort of context that vote who are are still uncertain can understand and give president obama that which he need. four more years to work it out and also put in context the economic times that he governed in and why they worked and why president obama's plan for the next term should be given
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another chance. all of those things are right in bill clinton's wheelhouse. bill clinton really doesn't need president obama except he knows president obama needs him. in the transaction of american politics, even president to president, it's a sign of deference to bill clinton. >> if hillary runs, he'll want her there for her. even though the former president may not want to -- >> on the floor tonight, everyone will understand that. they understand if president obama doesn't win reelection, hillary clinton would be first among equals to seek the presidency in 2016. if he wins, she could decide to run and be a formidable challenger. bill clinton's presence tonight will calm the anxieties still existent from 2008 when they did not get along well. the clinton -- all the tensions that are in that race and tonight it will quiet those completely. >> hillary clinton will not be here tonight and she's overseas.
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>> >> as far away geographically as possible. >> beijing or something. >> doing her work as secretary of state. some of the president's top strategist have said there's nobody better in their mind that can debunk the republican fiscal record. are we going to hear bill clinton take mitt romney's fiscal plan and rip it to shreds tonight. >> in his own way. there's something even the strongest advocate to president obama would admit. he can become too professorial and extract. he can be both in his private conversations. in the stump and in a venue like this, he's real and tangible. break it down oi owe. >> bill clinton has said publicly and privately that he is concerned about perhaps an anti-business feeling that some people have, whether warrante or not. he has said too that the increases of taxes on the wealthy should be up to a million dollars, not the 250.
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there are some differences of opinion, right? >> there are some differences. those will not be visible tonight at all. what little clinton will try to say is two things. governor randell is right, he'll take on this welfare thing. people close to bill clinton, he was frustrated and angered by the ad, putting him in. he's going to make it personal back. it will be indictment against republican policies then and now and a predicate for president obama's message tomorrow. he'll try to deal with the economic underlying issues and tonight -- >> advantage for having him here and very little risk. >> i think there's very little risk. he's not going to upstage the president. there's only one president. he understands that better than anybody else. >> president clinton, i should say, so they know what that message is going to be. >> they don't know exactly the words but they know the direction.
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a lot of women struggle with their weight after menopause. we'll show you which diet changes work and which ones don't. i'll be listening with both ears next on "cbs this morning." maybe you can be there;
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julie chen and sharon osborn, they're getting ready this morning for new seats. hard to be surprised. we'll hear the -- we hear that the show may get a little more crazy this fall. julie and sharon will show us how they plan to bare all for the season premiere. what does that mean exactly? right now, it's time for this morning's "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips. >> good morning. today in "healthwatch," the proven formula for weight loss after menopause. after women hit menopause, losing weight and maintaining weight loss become more difficult than ever. new research find four specific
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eating habits make it attainable. they looked at short term and long-term dietary changes made by overweight or obese women in their late 50s. long-term to find the four years the only eating habits were decrease in dee derts, decrease in sugary beverages and cheese and meats and fruits and vegetables. >> it resulted in weight loss after six months but not long-term. including eating less often in restaurants and cutting out fried foods. this implies that certain changes just aren't sustainable. now, the information is important because weight maintenance after menopause is critical from a health perspective but difficult due to changes in lifestyle and metabolism. the take-home message is clear, diets don't work. but small sustainable habits make all the difference. i'm dr. holly phillips. >> cbs "healthwatch" sponsored by lyrica.
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♪ ♪ it is time to talk the talk. it's the hit cbs show. it takes a lively look at issues of the day. season 3 premieres next week. co-hosts sharon osbourne and julie chen say it will begin with a different kind of look. hello to you both. >> good morning, gayle. >> before we start, julie, did you get continuingly when you walked in. this show is your old stomping ground. >> i know. it's like seeing old friends, family and it's like no time has passed. it's been almost three rears. >> almost three years. >> how long does it seem to you? when i read that, it seems like yesterday you all got on the air. >> when you said season 3, i'm like, is it really? >> is that us? >> you're sitting there thinking season 3, we have to do something different, we have to
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kick it up a notch. when i saw the promo saying they're going to bare all, i'm thinking that's a lot of pixels. that's not what you want to do. >> no. we're not going to be -- we're going to be naked from the neck up. that's it. >> no makeup, no fake lashes, no -- >> no lashes? >> no lashes. i'm going to look like a chinese food delivery boy. and everyone -- >> behave. >> i'm telling you, this crew i worked with for 13 years has seen me. you know. >> julie, you said that. >> i came in with no makeup on for years. they no. >> everyone suffers. >> julie, it's funny. i'll be at a store and you go out with your tv face and somebody walked up to me and said are you in disguise? the person doesn't know how to regroup. but you look so pretty. i think that people can look drastically different without their makeup.
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can you say that? sharon, you think you look drastically different? >> no. because i paid so much for this face. so much. that it doesn't look that bad without all the stuff on. >> it looks okay. >> it's possible. >> why do this, guys? julie, why do it? >> when we first started the show, we said we'll be asked -- we'll speak the truth. it's like the ultimate act of not being fake. no fake lashes, no fake hair. no ten pounds of television makeup. this is who we are. you know, it's not going to be pretty for all of us. she looks flawless. i see her every morning at the 8:00 meeting. >> she said she paid for it. >> i got my money's worth. >> can start the day later --
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>> you'll do that the first day. >> will you do that the second day. if that thinking is true, julie, then you should go the whole season with no makeup. most people look better with makeup. >> gayle. >> i would never go on tv and do a show without makeup. >> we don't want to scare the people away forever. >> bring them back after the first look. >> let's talk about jack for a second. your jack. your favorite son jack. he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. how is he? >> he's doing really, really well. he is. he's taking care of his health, his diet. that's a huge part of keeping himself well. you have to take care of your immune system and he's dealing with it, mind, body and spirit. he looks at it that way. he takes care of all of himself. >> he's a new dad too. >> brand new dad. >> which means you're a brand new grandmother. >> yes. >> and you feel about that how,
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sharon, being a grandmother? >> it's a gift from god. you know, i love the fact that our family is getting bigger, there's more of us. i totally embrace lisa's family. they are fantastic. it's a gift. >> america's got talent. are you or are you not coming back? the big story is you were upset with nbc because they decided not to go on with the jack with the show he was doing. is that true, you decided not do it because that of? >> you know what, i'm at the age now where -- snamt what age is that? >> i'm going to be 60 in october. >> okay. so i'm at the age where i really want to work with people who i want to. and i felt that the network were not gracious. they handled the situation horribly. they've been backtracking, not gracious with me at all. hey, i'm leaving, i hate leaving
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the show because i love the show. i love howard stern, i love howie and nick. >> but you love your son more. >> i love my principles and my son more and i would be a hypocrite if i went hi guys, how are you doing today? i'm not that person. they don't like me, i don't like them. >> the difference is sharon, most people don't get on tv and say i don't like the boss and i'm leaving. but you're still on the air for now. >> not until next week. they don't want to be with me. i'm going to turn up and do my job. i'm going to say -- >> and big brother is doing okay, julie chen. >> you know what, expect the unexpected. the olympics hurt us a little bit. but we came back. we're happy. >> people say that you -- >> it is. >> julie chen and sharon as born, congratulations on season number 3, emmy nominated show.
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♪ ♪ four years ago will i am of the black-eyed peas put out that video supporting barack obama. it got 24 million views on you-tube. this morning, will i am is at the democratic convention. we're pleased to have him at our
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table. >> thank you guys. how worried are you about recap turg the emotion that swept through the country in 2008? >> i'm not worried to try to repeat the emotion, because the new emotion needs to be in america right now and that emotion is every single individual realizing how they play a role in us figuring these problems out, how the parent or a child, you know, realizes how they could change their family and by change their family, they change their neighborhood and by doing that, that he change their city and that's what we need to understand now. >> that video that you did, though, in 2008, you performed, i remember, on the final night of the democratic convention in 2008. that video went viral. are you doing something like that for this year? >> this year i am executing the concept of yes, we can. that's going back to the ghetto
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where i come from and put in a school in my neighborhood to get these kids prepared for 2022. a 15-year-old needs to be able to compete with a 15-year-old in bangalore, india. i want to inspire these kids to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathemati mathematics. especially in my neighborhood, that, i can change. i can use my efforts and my reach and my life to change my community that i come from in hopes to mold a mark zuckerberg from boiler heights. >> mark zuckerberg, more than any other performer that i know, artist, you are connected to silicon valley. you and i share a lot of friends out there. they talk to you and look up to you and you're a guy that gets it. >> yeah. i look at silicon valley as the future, and just to see what that small community, it isn't
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like a big, huge community. it's a small community of folks. to see how they've connected the planet, just gives me hope on what every city across america can do if they choose to take an interest in stem. >> suppose barack obama is re-elected, what do you hope you will accomplish? what would you like to see him tell america that he's going to do? >> change how what we manufacture here in america, dare to compete with china and how they manufacture. >> educate our kids. i think the numbers roughly are 40 to $50,000 for an inmate and 3,000 to $5,000 for a student. 90 to $100,000 for a guard in a prison and 30 to $40,000 for a teacher. so those numbers are just out of
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whack. i don't get that. but that's not barack obama's fault. that is our whole political system as a whole. so we need to put priorities, get our priorities straight and things that we're investing in, in this country. >> gayle king, of course, is in new york with us. i know you know gayle. hi there, gayle. >> hello, hello, will i am. >> what's up, gayle. >> what's up will. >> we were just talking e-mail a couple days ago. >> we were. we were. i have to talk about your music. your music seems to supersede politics. i got a feeling that tonight is going to be a good night. played at the rnc, played at the dnc. do you like that it's played in both places? >> i really don't mind. it's a song and it was made for people to borrow. it was made for birthdays and parties and clubs [ laughter ] >> i don't mind go ahead, will.
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>> i'm sorry. >> nothing. >> i saw you speaking the other day to a group of kids and you say, i want to inspire you all, i want to motivate you all. i want to know who does that for you other than your mother betty and your best betty tone. who does that for you? >> the people that inspire me right now are people like dean cayman and teaching kids robotics. >> making young scientists as popular and as celebrated as entertainers and athletes. >> that's the thing that -- those are the people that inspire me. >> yeah. >> will i am, i got a feeling this is a good interview. >> when is the black eyed peas going to be playing again? >> not for a while. i think we deserve a little break. >> little rest, do you? >> i'm not stopping. >> thank you. all right. thanks so much. good to see you. some people say alex he will
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man has a distinct vision for her company. it's a tribute to a winemaker this morning we're going to have her story of loss and discovery. an amazing story. first one more check of your local weather.
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♪ alex ellman runs a business. something hard to imagine after she lost her sight in her 20s. this morning, lee woodruff has the story of a woman who says that tragedy helped her focus on finding success. lee, hello. >> hello. >> even in places like florida, california and new york, the top wine state in the country, the wine market is a crowd of markets that didn't stop alex from watching her own label into one of the greatest advantages on the playing field. >> i think the seeds were planted her, no pun intended.
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>> there was a problem with the piece. >> okay. >> we will get back to that. >> tell us what happened. >> alex had given -- juvenile diabetes. the magic of tv. we have a crackerjack control room with lee's piece. >> great. >> i think the seeds were probably planted here. no pun intended. >> alex's father planted this hillside vineyard in western massachusetts in 1981. >> it was an experiment and we still get some great wine out of it. >> it's also where alex fled during the darkest period of her life. >> when i was 27, i went blind. that was really rough. i definitely hid up here for a while. i hid in my home, i hid in the places where it was the safest place. >> she lost her sight due to complications from juvenile diabetes 17 years ago. >> i went to wrap a christmas present. easy, cut the paper, crooked. all fine. i put the -- i went to put the tape on the seam and i couldn't do that. that was the most horrifying
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thing ever. it was also at that moment that i said to myself, all right, there has to be a different way to do this. doesn't have to be long ways, we can put five pieces short ways. it was adapting. >> she found a new way forward. >> when you were visualizing, did you ever visualize the vineyard and a wine company? >> no, not at all. >> alex is the founder of alex elleman wines, a growing group of wines from italy, from argentina, every time she acquires a new varietyial, she changes the color of her drink. she doesn't work alone. her assistant is something of a wine snob and quite a beggar. >> he travels to europe, south america, all the wineries that we go to. he gets in the dirt with me, scratches around, makes sure that we see earth worms and butterflies or he sees them and i scratch around for earth worms. that's how we know the soil is
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organic, there are no chemicals. >> at first alex resisted the yad of a seeing eye dog. but now it's hard to imagine her life or business without him. >> when someone tells me wine is organic and i don't believe it, i'll put it in front of his face. if he likes it, he'll sniff it. if it's not right, you'll turn his head away like that. >> no cheating. it was at a blind wine tasting like this one years before alex her ability to discern the province of a wine using only her sense of smell and taste. >> the wines are not manipulated correctly, i'm pretty good. i can often get the vineyard and the price point. >> after 7.5 years of service, hanley is ready for retirement. he'll spend his golden years here in alex's childhood vineyard. >> i do believe that the loss of my vision was a gift because it allowed me to pay attention to what i thought was important. also to be able to teach people,
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that you know, the broken hangnail is no big deal. you know what i mean? >> don't sweat the small stuff sniept and don't sweat the big stuff either. you can deal with it. most importantly, it is to adapt. adapt to your situation. go with the flow. you'll be all right. you can't change it anyway. right? >> right. >> that's just it. >> i always marvel lee, when you see people who have something like going blind and say i look at it as a gift. >> she did say that. she was dealt a hand and she played it. look, she gets to be in a dress with every new label. >> let's talk about mr. han hi for a second. >> i kept petting him during the interview and touching him. he's such a love. >> how old is he? he's been doing it for seven years. >> right. but i think he's around 12 or so. there's a life for a seeing eye dog. he will get to play and run and still sniff and she will get a new seeing eye dog. she was going to come any day
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now. she doesn't lose handily. he gets to take a break. >> the way she looks at life is inspiring. where can you get her wine? >> available in new york, california and florida. she's moving into many other markets. she's really going gangbusters. it's a good line. >> i'll have to take your word for it. i don't drink. i'm a big square. i believe you. thank you, lee. tomorrow morning, dr. phil mcgraw will be with us. he's been looking at the trayvon martin case. when we come back, dwyane wade is in the house. he'll be here. you're watching "cbs this morning." heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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me that. wait right here. >> wait right here. let me check. he's an eight-time allstar for the miami heat. dwyane wade says he is happiest as the mvp in the lives of his two young sons. he tells the story of his custody battle for them in a new book called a father first. how my life became bigger than basketball. hello to you, mr. wade. >> hello. >> i think the title is so appropriate for what you talk b you say father first, being a father you said is a privilege and a responsibility. i very seldom hear men say that. what does that mean to you? >> being a father is my greatest gift. life only gives you so many things. being a father is my biggest challenge in life and it's also my greatest joy. i love it. i think it's what i was born do. >> it's interesting, dwayne about your story, there are a lot of nba fathers.
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you have sole custody of your children. you went through a personal, private painful time with your ex-wife. was a very rocky divorce but in the end you ended up with sole custody. i think that's very unusual. >> it was. that's kind of one of reasons i wrote this book, to share my experiences about going through this. when there wasn't a lot of things i can look at when i was going through this process, i was kind of in the dark in a sense. but so i decided to write this book, just to kind of share my personal experiences about my life and how i came to this point where this became the most important thing in my life. hopefully, people can share in my story and if anyone is going through the same things, they can see how i dealt with it, what i was going through at the time and hopefully help in some way. >> you know, what's fascinating is that the divorce that your kids went through, you also went through the same thing with your own parent at the same age. >> it's crazy. >> when that happened to you,
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you know -- you know how your sons are feeling. you remember that feeling of being not loved. you did not want your children to ever feel that? >> i wanted my children -- i wanted to break this thing called the generation curse. >> which is what? >> i wanted to do everything dirn from my parents in a sense. when you get older, you go through things you understand better and then you understand your parents better. you understand they had to make different choices. i had to make choices for my family. i made a selfish choice at the time was for me to be happy. i knew with that it would be rocky but not as rocky where i wouldn't be in my kids lives in a sense. i never stopped fighting, i never stopped believing. >> you never did. it became acrimonious with you and the ex. she said -- all the charges she leveled were disproved. dismissed. as bitter as it was, you want to
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make sure your kids have a relationship with their mom. at the end of the day, the children still love their mom or dad how ugly it gets. why is that important to you? >> it was always important to me. never to speak ill of their mother. i didn't feel like me speaking ill of her would do anything for them and their relationship. would it make me feel better. it's not about me. you decide to have kids toblt together. you take yourself out of the equation. it wasn't about me and the things she was saying about me. it was about them. one day they're going to get older and hear all these things. i didn't want to be the one to point fingers. i wanted to make sure they understood my focus was on them only. >> are you ready for the season, you and lebron? are you ready? you had knee problems. >> i had knee surgery in the off season. i went through it, dealt with knee problems last year. i think i did okay. >> i think you did okay mr. nba champion. >> there were a lot of haters against the miami hate. a lot of people were not cheering you on. how did you deal with that,
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knowing that not everybody was rooting for your team to do well? >> the first year we didn't handle it well, we took on a villain role. in our play, we enjoyed playing the game of basketball that we loved so much. that wasn't us. this year we came back with a fresh mind and energy. we really enjoyed the season and had a lot of fun. >> i saw an interview and you said that gabrielle union makes your eyes sparkle. >> i don't know where that came from. >> all women in the country went awe, you said she makes your eyes sparkle. should i be getting a dress for the wedding? could you give me a heads-up. will i be invited to the wedding? what side of the aisle should i sit on? do you see her as a future mrs. wade? >> i wouldn't be with her if i didn't see her as a future mrs. wade. we're continuing to grow. you know, i've learned through my life that you take things one day at a time. when the time right, the time is right.
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>> and is the time feeling right, dwyane wade. >> we're still growing. we're good. >> i want to say the main thing that impressed me about the book is that there are so many fathers that don't take responsibility for their children. and if it's one thing you want to make it clear, that really is your message about taking responsibility and stepping up and doing what's right for your children. >> that's exactly it. i'm not saying that i have all of the answers or i'm the perfect dad. but i do understand what's important in life. >> you're certainly one of the best dressed dads. >> thank you. >> can i say that? >> charlie rose and norah o'donnell are in charlotte, north carolina. charlie, dwyane wade says hello to you and norah. >> tell -- how good is he? great conversation. thank you, dwayne. look forward to seeing you again some time. his book is on sale. we have 15 seconds left. that does it for us. your local news is coming up. see you tomorrow right here on your local news is coming up. see you tomorrow right here on "cbs this morning."
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